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Wednesday Wisdom: Dependent Deductions

Posted on September 20, 2017

This week’s Wednesday Wisdom for Public Housing professionals is on “Dependent Deductions.” Ronnie answers the question “who counts as a dependent?” He clarifies which adults a resident can claim. According to HUD, the mandatory dependent deduction is $480 for each dependent. HUD defines a dependent as “a member of the family other than the…

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Posted in Public Housing, Wednesday Wisdom

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HUD announces disaster assistance for storm victims in Georgia

Posted on September 18, 2017

From HUD: Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Georgia and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Irma. Last week, President Trump issued a major disaster declaration for Camden, Chatham,…

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Posted in Disaster Recovery

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Beware of Fair Housing Spoofing Scam

Posted on September 15, 2017

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is warning about a telephone spoofing scam involving the Fair Housing Discrimination hotline. The callers spoof the hotline number and then asks the person to send money. Please read the warning from HUD via NAHMA: It has come to our attention that the Housing Discrimination Hotline has…

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Posted in Housing, Public Housing

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HUD provides Disaster Assistance to Puerto Rico Homeowners/Renters

Posted on September 11, 2017

In the wake of the hysteria of Hurricane Irma, HUD has announced that it is spear-heading it’s disaster relief efforts to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The President has issued a “major disaster declaration” for the Culebra and Vieques municipalities. The ramifications of this declaration allow HUD to offer relief and support to low-income…

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Posted in Disaster Recovery, Housing

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A note from HUD to FSS Applicants

Posted on September 7, 2017

Hello All FSS Applicants,  For all those applying for the FY17 FSS Competition, please be sure to download the instructions and package.  In the application package you will find the:  Mandatory: Application for Federal Assistance (Sf-424) HUD Applicant-Recipient Disclosure Report HUD-52651  Optional: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) Attachments Grants.gov Lobbying Form  Please be sure…

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Posted in FSS, Housing